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Director, Upstream Product Management

 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for next generation CorPath products from concept development to launch. He/she represents the customer to the engineering team and other internal business partners throughout the product development process. This includes managing Corindus’ product roadmap, conducting user research and leveraging feedback for product and market insights, developing product requirements, and driving sound and timely decision making throughout the development process. This position requires an experienced product management leader who is capable of collaborating with and influencing a cross-functional team, navigating the new product development process, maintaining a customer-first mindset.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop expert knowledge of customer and market requirements, clinical trends and competitor activities through research, conference attendance, and close contact with key opinion leaders.
  • Manage business relationships with steering committees and key development partners to ensure healthy dialogue, clear objectives, and efficient decision-making.
  • Develop product roadmap that accounts for and integrates company financial objectives, clinical trends, technology enhancements, customer needs and hospital economics.
  • Conduct business analyses to define value and opportunities for new products and features.
  • Define customer needs and translate those needs into requirements and capability goals for new products.
  • Communicate and ensure alignment around short- and long-term product objectives.
  • Define and facilitate user research including qualitative interviews, questionnaires, case observations, focus groups, and user testing. Synthesize information to develop strategies and recommendations.
  • Facilitate efficient and sound decision-making throughout the development process to ensure new products are aligned with user needs, business needs, and established design principles.
  • Guide and redirect (as needed) engineering activities to ensure a timely delivery of a successful product to market.
  • Lead industrial design efforts to prioritize, facilitate, communicate, and document design decisions.
  • Establish and manage cost and margin targets for the CorPath product line and its accessories.
  • Collaborate closely with the downstream marketing to ensure the successful launch of new products.

Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of experience as a Product Manager working with robotics or medical devices, neurovascular experience preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Design, or related field
  • Combination of hardware and software-based development experience
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical design, industrial design, and interaction design preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of defining, developing and launching highly engineered products
  • Must be passionate about design details and the user’s experience with products
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to interact successfully with physicians, service providers, and senior management and staff
  • Ability to travel up to 20-30% of the time
  • Skill in managing multiple fast-paced and high-demand projects, successfully balancing discipline with a high-sense of urgency
  • Nimble, ability to quickly pivot, make sense of change, and point teams in the right direction
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